Getting Ready for Sunday 08/28/11
There is something special about the people of God coming together for worship (Hebrews 10:24-25). Thus, we hope Sundays at New City are a highlight of your week. In an effort to help you get more out of it, we're posting a short preview of the upcoming Sunday gathering.
This is the last week in our Origins series (click here for past sermons and study guides). The teaching will be from Genesis 11:1-9 "The Tower of Babel." To prepare for Sunday, read the text and think about the contrast made between the people of Babel and the God of the universe.
Matt Jumper will give us a brief financial update, reflecting back on the last fiscal year and preparing us to move forward in the new year.
Songs we'll sing this week include:
- Savior of the Nations, Come (listen)
- God of Love, King of Peace (listen)
- Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven (listen - make sure and click track 4)
- Be Still My Soul / This is my Father's World
- A Hymn for All the World (listen below)
- In the Cross of Christ (listen below)
Use the words of Savior of the Nations, Come as a prayer to prepare for worship.
1.Savior of the nations, come,
Show yourself, the virgin’s son.
Marvel heaven, wonder earth,
That our God chose such a birth.
2.Not by human power or seed
Did the woman’s womb conceive;
Only by the Spirit’s breath
Was the Word of God made flesh.
3.Mary then was found with child,
Still a virgin, chaste and mild.
God had favored her with grace
To receive the Prince of Peace.
4.Christ laid down his majesty,
Passed through dark Gethsemane.
Though he left his Father’s home,
Christ now sits on God’s own throne.
5.Christ in glory intercede
For your creatures’ suffering need.
Let your resurrecting power
Soon complete the victory hour.
6.Praise to you, O Lord, we sing.
Praise to Christ, our newborn King!
With the Father, Spirit, one,
Let your lasting kingdom come.
Text: Ambrose, 4th cent., and Martin Luther, 1523; Translation. Calvin Seerveld, 1984 ©
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